SketchUp PreDesign

Get the data you need to understand how the climate should influence your design. Weave contextual insights into your project and get your creative juices flowing - before you start modelling in 3D.

*SketchUp PreDesign is only available with an active Subscription

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Explore viable options

Avoid rework during schematic design by focusing only on feasible approaches.

 Generate useful content fast

Quickly access all the graphics and talking points you need to introduce climate factors early.

 Keep your design moving forward

Make a clear case to clients and colleagues for a winning concept.

Shading and glazing

Quickly identify the most effective shading strategies, and the trade-offs in increasing glazing for each face of your building.


Get inspiration on how to bring good daylight into your design through high-level windows and the roof.

 Outside spaces

Find out which strategies and combinations provide the most value in extending the use of outside space.
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